The Blending Bench and Degustation

DArenberg - McLaren Vale



A$550 (2 Passengers)


4.5 hours.

Minimum Passengers:


Maximum Passengers:


Departure Days:

Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21: Daily except 01-02APR, 19APR-22APR, 25APR, 25DEC, 26DEC, 01JAN, 26JAN, 28JAN.

Departure Point:

d'Arenberg Cellar Door.

Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21: 10:00am.


Not included.


Not included.


- 8 course degustation lunch.


On Request


A$550 (2 Passengers)


- Wine blending class.
- Sample bottle of your blend.


Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
- Make your own way to D'Arenberg to commence The Blending Bench tour and Degustation. Your experience begins in the Alternate Realties Museum on the ground floor of the d'Arenberg Cube, where a self-guided exploration will take you through a space filled with wall to wall art installations designed to excite and awaken your senses. All tours are assisted by the d'Arenberg smartphone application The Alternate Realities Museum' - advance downloads recommended. Entry to the museum is free of charge for all guests with a pre-booked experience, just let concierge know your reservation number on arrival. Once you've explored the museum, you will proceed to meet your host on Level 4 of the d'Arenberg Cube who will take you through to your booked experience. The Blending Bench is a hands-on, interactive experience where you play winemaker. A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavours and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness, and finesse. We did the physical work picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel ageing, and you get to create a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle, name and label a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends. Following your blending session, indulge your taste buds at an eight course degustation in d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale.

Child Policy:

Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
Child: 0-17 years inclusive - not catered for.

Important Information:

Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Additional Information:
- Alcohol is served. All guests must be over the age of 18 years. Approximately 9 standard drinks will be consumed in 4.5 hours, this is in excess of the recommendations for maintaining a legal BA of 0.05 for driving within South Australia - designated drivers will receive a bottle of The Dead Arm Shiraz to take away in lieu of the matching wine during the meal.
- Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.


On Request